Lewis Hamilton has revealed he will be changing his name, adding his mother’s surname to his full name. Speaking ahead of the 2022 season, the Briton expressed his intention to include his mother’s surname to highlight the importance of her role in his life.
Making a unique revelation during a live Q&A at Expo Dubai 2022, Hamilton said:
“I’m really proud of my family name. My mother’s name is Larbalestier and I’m about to put that in my name. I don’t really understand the idea that when people get married the wife loses her name and I really want my mother’s name to continue with the Hamilton name.
It’s unclear if he will hyphen the names, but they will definitely follow as his last name.
When asked when the name change would be made, Hamilton said:
“Soon I hope. We are working on it.”
The mother of seven-time world champion Carmen Larbalestier, now Lockhart, was just as important in his life as his father Anthony Hamilton. The 37-year-old was with his mother at Windsor Castle for her knighting ceremony, where he was honored for his achievements in motorsport as one of Britain’s most successful drivers.
Following his current reveal, his full name, which was Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, will now be added to Larbalestier.
Lewis Hamilton reveals Bahrain GP will be tough for his team
Predicting the race weekend in Bahrain, the Briton revealed his team was going through a tough time. The British driver was visiting Expo Dubai as a PR service for his sponsor Petronas after testing and spoke during a live Q&A where he shed some light on the upcoming season .
Speaking about the race weekend in Bahrain, Lewis Hamilton said:
“Bahrain is going to be difficult. I really hope that when I take the call tonight – with my team at Brackley and Brixworth – they will have found some tips and ways to squeeze more out of this car.
Reviewing the test week, the Briton said:
“There were a lot of cars that looked fast in testing. Alfa Romeo looked fast, Valtteri [Bottas] looked fast, and obviously Red Bull looked ridiculously fast – but we are the better team.
Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, revealed that in Bahrain his side were struggling with their performance. His rivals Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz, however, refuse to believe it.